Palestinian Authority leaders held emergency talks in Mecca on forming a national unity government. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas opened negotiations with Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday on the terms for a coalition government that might prompt Western nations to resume direct aid to the Palestinian Authority.
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